Integrate UK,a youth-led organisation, empowers young people to create and participate equally in an integrated and representative society. Since 2007, Integrate has engaged hundreds of young people in its creative projects around controversial and taboo issues such as female genital mutilation, sexual grooming, radicalisation, honour crime and right-wing extremism.
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Since 2009, Integrate has engaged hundreds of young people in its creative projects around controversial and taboo issues. The young people make video resources, write plays, organise conferences to raise awareness, and deliver peer education in schools nationally. The resources we have produced are now used by teachers around the UK to protect students at risk.
The young people have helped move female genital mutilation (FGM) to the front of the political agenda. The impact of their work has been far-reaching with Malala Yousafsai, former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, several Ministers including the former and current Prime Ministers meeting with Integrate‘s young people. In raising awareness on FGM and VAWG, Integrate has helped both the public and policy makers recognise that young people deserve to be heard at the highest levels. They have also won several awards, including Woman of The Year 2015, Living Islam award and the International Girl Award.
The young people have also become role models amongst their communities and are looked up to by their peers and elders alike. The young people’s new responsibilities, the educational support they receive and the new skills they develop, have served to dramatically improve their educational attainment and aspirations. Integrate works with some of the most deprived young people in the UK and has a reputation of turning young people lives around.
Integrate UK aims to:
- To protect young people (YP) at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage (FM), honour based violence (HBV) and other forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
- To dispel myths around negative gender norms that feed into violence against women and girls and empower a new generation of YP to develop healthy relationships and increase their wellbeing.
- To empower YP to recognise and challenge divisive and negative rhetoric around sexuality, race and religion and to promote social cohesion.
- To empower YP from marginalised BMER backgrounds to become positive role models for their families and wider communities, enabling them to reduce stigma and to challenge and reject all forms of VAWG.
- To provide disadvantaged and marginalised young people with valuable, transferrable skills, support attainment and raise aspirations and to provide life changing opportunities.
Established: June 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1130222
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 0117 9542808
Address: The Beacon Centre, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol BS5 9JHView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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